COVID-19 Update October 27

COVID-19 Update October 27

  • Total: 396 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of 75 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 6 new cases, 35 active cases 

Community Transmission (per NH Department of Health and Human Services)

The overall level of community transmission is defined using three metrics.  A community is then assigned an overall level based on the highest-level determination for any specific metric. The metric which is changing the most right now is the number of new cases.

  • NH Community Transmission Metrics:
    • New Cases per 100k over 14 days
      • Scale: Minimal: <50; Moderate: 50 – 100; Substantial: >100. 
      • Today: 1,262 cases; Daily average: 93.0 (Moderate)
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <10; Moderate: 10 – 20; Substantial: >20, 
      • Today: Total hospitalizations: 11 total; Daily average: 0.8%
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <5%; Moderate: 5% – 10%; Substantial: >10%
      • Today: Tests over last 7 days: 608.  Total. PCR Tests over last 7 days: 39,941 Daily average: 1.5%
    • Today’s Level of Transmission: Moderate
  • Rockingham County Transmission:
    • New Cases per 100k over 14 days104.1
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days: 1.3
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days: 2.1
    • Rockingham County Transmission: Substantial
  • Other NH Locations, with changes from yesterday
    • Manchester: Substantial. (146 new case average; 1.8 hospitalizations; 2.7% positivity.) 
    • Nashua: Substantial (127.6 new case average; 4.5 hospitalizations; 2.3% positivity.)
    • Merrimack: Substantial (119.8 new case average; 0.0 hospitalizations; 1.9% positivity)
    • Hillsborough County excluding Manchester and Nashua (99.4 new case average): Moderate [just barely]
    • Belknap County (78.7 new case average): Moderate
    • Strafford County (64.6 new case average): Moderate
    • Coos County (63.3 new case average): Moderate
    • Grafton County (41.2 new case average): Minimal
    • Carroll County (30.8 new case average): Minimal
    • Sullivan County (32.4 new case average): Minimal
    • Cheshire County (39.2 new case average): Minimal
  • Changes to New Cases per 100K for NH, all counties, and our two largest cities:
    • The State, every county and both major cities all went up. The slowest change was Cheshire County, which went up by a full percentage. Coos County saw a 12.6 increase.

• • • • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •

  • Six more Salem residents was diagnosed with COVID-19. Most likely one of these is the student from Woodbury that we learned about yesterday.
  • Salem now has 35 people who are considered to be infectious, more than double what we had a week ago.
  • We now have approximately 4,600 persons being monitored in NH, another new high.
  • Today there were 3 new hospital patients. However, we are now up to 31 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, an increase of six. We had been down to 6 patients in mid-September. The last time our hospitalization rate was this high was July 2.  
  • Communities:
    • Notable changes in active cases from yesterday to today:
      • 69 people were pulled off the active list today. These recovered cases are reflected in today’s changes.
      • We now have 12 communities with more than 20 active cases. Between them, these 12 communities have 529 active cases, accounting for 50% of all active cases. (Shown: # of active cases and change from yesterday). 
        • Manchester: 120 (-2). Nashua: 81 (+2). Concord: 53 (+4). Bedford: 50 (+0). Warner: 45 (+0). Hudson: 38 (+3). Salem: 35 (+5). Derry: 32 (+1). Portsmouth: 26 (+0). Londonderry: 22 (+2). Durham: 22 (+0).
        • Concord has joined Nashua with 50 active cases. Manchester has more than 100 active cases.
    • Some of the communities with significant changes in cumulative cases: 
      • Manchester (+11). Nashua (+11). Concord (+6). Salem (+6). Hudson (+5). Windham (+5). Bedford (+4). Laconia (+4). Dover (+3). Exeter (+3). Hampton (+3). Londonderry (+3). Milford (+3)
      • Somersworth has now had more than 50 cases. Hampton has now had more than 100 cases.
      • Cumulative totals for Hanover went down by 2 and in Hooksett, down by 1.
    • In the past week, 46 healthcare workers had been infected. 32 persons from long-term care facilities have been infected in that same time frame. 
    • According to WorldOmeter, the US has now had over 9 Million confirmed cases.

• • • • • • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 134
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 140
    • 112 PCR tests
    • 28 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 14
  • Total positive cases in NH: 10,531
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 0.90%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results: 1,294
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 2,302
  • New negative results reported today: 1,160
  • Total negative cases in NH: 323,878

• • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY • • • • • •

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 2,589
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 39
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 12.6
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 8.8
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 2.1%
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.6%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 76%

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 1,067
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 259
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 24.3%. 

• • • • • • OTHER TEST RESULTS • • • • • • 

  • New antibody tests: -11
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 32,004
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 29

• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • • 

  • 0-9: +7 (3% of all cases. 5% of new cases)
  • 10-19: +18 (8% of all; 14% today) 
  • 20-29: +24 (18% of all0; 18% today) 
  • 30-39: +20 (14% of all; +15% today)
  • 40-49: +23 (13% of all; 17% today)
  • 50-59: +19 (15% of all; 14% today)
  • 60-69: +15 (12% of all; 11% today)
  • 70-79: +6 (7% of all; 5% today) 
  • 80+: +1 (10% of all; 1% today)
  • Unknown: 0 (0% of all; 0% today)

• • • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Announced today: 69
  • Total Recovered: 8,989
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 85.4%

• • • • • • HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • New: 3
  • Current: 31
  • Total Hospitalized: 771
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 7.39%

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 0
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 475
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 4.57%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham today: 0

These are not simply numbers. We must not forget that these are all someone’s husband or wife, mother or father, sister or brother, son or daughter, friend or neighbor.



Hello, Salem!

A few days ago, experts were thinking that it is possible that US cases would peak in ten days – right in time for the election. As we watch the COVID-19 cases going up, and the first winter storm of the season is approaching, the advisability of voting by absentee ballot is becoming clearer. Absentee voting is safe, easy and quick. Voting absentee protects you and the volunteers at the poll worker.

You have until Monday to go to Town Hall and request an absentee ballot. You can fill it in right there, before you leave, or return it no later than 5:00 on Tuesday. If you still want to vote in the last two hours of election day, you may, but you will not be allowed to use your absentee ballot.

Regardless of who you are voting for, send me a PM if you have questions with the process, and I’ll try to help you out.

It’s all part of trying to stay safe, and trying to always be kind.

~Bonnie




This screenshot comes from https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6942e2.htm?s_cid=mm6942e2_w

This report is explained here:
https://www.clickondetroit.com/health/2020/10/20/cdc-from-january-to-october-us-had-299k-more-deaths-than-in-previous-years/



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